Adaptive Mobile Work Processes in Context-Rich, Heterogeneous Environments
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The rapid evolution in ubiquitous technologies has increased the demand and enabled for computational support of work anywhere, anytime. Mobility implies migrating computer systems from relatively static physical environments to highly dynamic and heterogeneous environments. The physical environment (including humans) is increasingly being instrumented with sensors, actuators, and other computing devices. These capture, contain, or represent different types of information and knowledge that can be used to monitor and infer different properties of the environment, both static and dynamic. The properties can be represented as explicit context information that can help support, monitor, manage, and coordinate work processes performed within that environment. This work concentrates on how to support work processes in mobile and dynamic environments. Dynamic context information has normally not been an integrated part of process support software. Such software has traditionally been built for static, well-defined work processes and environments with a priori known resources, states, and working conditions. We introduce the notion of ”smart” work processes, enabling adaptation of work processes to dynamic working environments. The contributions of this thesis can be divided into three main themes: T1 Exploration and investigation of mobile workers. T2 Investigation and development of concepts and frameworks to capture and describe properties of mobile work processes. T3 Development of enabling technology to support ”smart” work processes in pervasive and mobile, ad hoc computing environments. The main contributions are: C1 A characterisation framework for mobile work to understand and find requirements for mobile work processes. C2 An architecture to support context-aware, mobile (smart) work processes. C3 Enabling technologies to support mobile work. C3.1 A context-aware middleware for mobile ad hoc environments to support context-aware, mobile (smart) work processes. C3.2 The NIDAROS framework for location-aware support on mobile devices. The contributions are presented as a paper collection.
Has partsSørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Wang, Alf Inge; Le, Hien Nam; Ramampiaro, Heri; Nygård, Mads; Conradi, Reidar. The MOWAHS Characterisation Framework for Mobile Work. IASTED International Conference on Applied Informatics 2002 (AI’2002) - Innsbruck, Austria, February 18-21, 2002: 18-21, 2002.
Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Wang, Alf Inge; Hoftun, Øystein. Migration of a Web-based System to a Mobile Work Environment.. IASTED International Conference on Applied Informatics 2003 (AI’2003) - Innsbruck, Austria, February 10-13, 2003: 1033-1038, 2003.
Ramampiaro, Heri; Wang, Alf Inge; Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Le, Hien Nam; Nygård, Mads. Requirement Indicators Derived from a Mobile Characterisation Framework. IASTED International Conference on Applied Informatics 2003 (AI’2003) - Innsbruck, Austria, February 10-13, 2003: 10-13, 2003.
Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Næss, Bjørn; Strand, Øyvind Sølberg; Wang, Alf Inge; Conradi, Reidar. A Survey of Mobile Support Needs in the Home Nursing Care. Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics. 9(2): 390-395, 2003.
Wu, Maomao; Friday, Adrian; Blair, Gordon; Sivaharan,, Thirunavukkarasu; Okanda, Paul; Limon, Hector Duran; Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Biegel, Gregory; Meier, Rene. Novel Component Middleware for Building Dependable Sentient Computing Applications. Proc. ECOOP'04 Workshop - Component-Oriented Approaches to Context-Aware Systems, 2004.
Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Wu, Maomao; Sivaharan,, Thirunavukkarasu; Blair, Gordon; Okanda, Paul; Friday, Adrian; Limon, Hector Duran. A Context-Aware Middleware for Applications in Mobile Ad Hoc Environments. Proc. ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 04 workshop: 107-110, 2004.
Wang, Alf Inge; Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Fossum, Thomas. Mobile Peer-to-Peer Technology used to Promote Spontaneous Collaboration. Proc. 2005 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2005): 48-55, 2005.
Wang, Alf Inge; Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Ramampiaro, Heri; Le, Hien Nam; Conradi, Reidar; Nygård, Mads. Using the MOWAHS Characterisation Framework for Development of Mobile Work Applications. Proc. Product Focused Software Process Improvment: 128-142, 2005.
Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Wang, Alf Inge; Conradi, Reidar. Support of Smart Work Processes in Context Rich Environments. Proc. IFIP TC8 Working Conference on Mobile Information Systems: 15-30, 2005.
Wang, Alf Inge; Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik; Brede, Steinar; Servold, Hege; Gimre, Sigurd. The Nidaros Framework for Development of Location-aware Applications. Proc. IFIP TC( Working Conference on Mobile Information Systems: 171-186, 2005.